Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE); Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a senior fellow for the U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE) at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

He is also a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, the director of the Policy Analysis sub-course in the National Security Affairs Department, and the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security.

Gvosdev was the editor of The National Interest and remains a senior editor at the magazine. In addition, he holds a non-residential senior fellowship at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a co-author of U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower (2015). He previously published Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (with Christopher Marsh) in 2013.

Gvosdev is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy and international relations, Russian and Eurasian affairs, and developments in the Middle East.

Upcoming Events

SEP 8, 2022 Event

Freezing Order: Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath, with Bill Browder

Join Bill Browder and Doorstep podcast co-hosts, Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev, as they discuss Browder's book: Freezing Order. Register here.

Featured Work

AUG 11, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: Changing Dynamics in West Asia, with Mohammed Soliman

How could the world change if the dynamism of India's rise is connected to the wealth and resources of the Gulf states and the technological ...

JUL 28, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: What is the Real Threat of Nuclear War? with Dr. Gary Samore

Brandeis University's Professor Gary Samore, joins Doorstep co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss how nuclear deterrence fosters restraint and caution, and the hope ...

JUL 13, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: Biden's Middle East Reset with NYU's Dr. Carolyn Kissane

Doorstep podcast co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev are joined by NYU's Dr. Carolyn Kissane to discuss Biden's "Middle East reset" and trip to Saudi ...

JUN 28, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: Responding to Putin's War of Attrition, with Atlantic Council's Melinda Haring

As the fifth month of Russia's invasion of Ukraine begins, Atlantic Council's Melinda Haring returns to speak with "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin ...

JUN 15, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: How Much Will the Global Supply Chain Crisis Cost? with Peter Sand

Inflation and a bear market are dominating headlines. Efforts to curb costs and boost markets, like the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, should help. Logistics analyst ...

MAY 26, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: Turkey's Gamble, with Soner Cagaptay

Ahead of NATO's Madrid summit in June, The Washington Institute's Dr. Soner Cagaptay joins "Doorstep" co-hosts, Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss Turkey's President ...

MAY 18, 2022 Podcast

America's Great-Power Opportunity, with Ali Wyne

As Russia's war in Ukraine deepens and China’s influence continues to grow, many observers say the United States is entering an era of “great-power ...

MAY 5, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: Can Putin Be Prosecuted for War Crimes? with NYU Law's Ryan Goodman

Ahead of a May 6 international conference in Lithuania on steps to create a tribunal to hold Russia accountable for alleged war crimes and genocide in ...

APR 27, 2022 Podcast

The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology, with Amy Webb

The global pandemic and investments in mRNA COVID vaccines have accelerated worldwide interest in the field of synthetic biology--a field that unifies chemistry, biology, computer ...

APR 20, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: Defining the Role of the U.S. on the Global Stage

Global war, inflation, and a COVID-19 resurgence—the Biden/Harris team has been put on defense for first two quarters of 2022. This week, "Doorstep" co-hosts ...